On the grid of the first MotoGP of 2003 season a Brit-built bike with Chris Burns, a British rider in the saddle will line up alongside the rest of the world's biking heavyweights. In Suzuka on April 6 Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati
Nurture or nature? Graziano Rossi will surely go down in history as a man that possessed both in abundance. Three times a grand prix winner, he quit racing in 1982 after a serious head injury and then spent the next 13 years guiding his only son, Valentino, to his first GP season...
of the great team efforts ever. We show how the balance of MotoGP power was shifted, as Yamaha brought the mountain to their own new Mohammed.Our man Niall Mac swept into the Valencia MotoGP with a mission in mind - cornering the King of Cornering, Valentino
Since its first international bike meeting in 1986 it’s been a firm favourite with every racer I know and trackday riders love it just as much. You’ve might have witnessed a few last lap Grand Prix confrontations at Jerez over the years, (Doohan and Criville, Rossi and Gibernau a...
was in the process of carrying out a similar bathroom-related task. My wife, Jan, shouted: “Oh my god Niall, come down quick, there’s some shocking news on teletext!” I was honestly thinking: “twin towers or dead royal,” but although the news definitely wasn’t good
to touch it at the NEC bike show, but no one could have anticipated the amazing riding experience Yamaha had in store.Manufacturers are always keen to tell us we are riding around on sports bikes full of technology developed from MotoGP racing. Sometimes we
whole spectrum of people, from those who've just past their test all the way to factory MotoGP stars such as Loris Capirossi. What I do know is that my pace relates to that of a rider in the fast group at a track day: good enough to put a bike through
with better power delivery, all while keeping it the right side of the Euro 3 regs.So who did Yamaha turn to for help with the development? With a MotoGP title and a few WSB race wins it's hardly surprising that much of the latest R1's development has come
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